Pintertest Kitchen 17: Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

So, yes.  Hi.

I know I’ve grossly neglected my blog as of late.

I blame lingering hardwood floor fumes for compromised creative writing skills.

But you GUYS.

I need you to make this cake.

Dare I say favorite chocolate cake ever?

I’m just going to say it.


And EASIEST scratch chocolate cake ever.

Which, my friends, unlike fumes and blogging, is a winning combination.


{original recipe pinned here.}

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9 x 13 Pyrex dish.

Mix and set aside:

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

In saucepan over medium heat stir until boiling:

1 cup butter

1/4 cup Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup coca-cola

1/2 cup buttermilk

Remove from heat and add to the flour mix, whisk until combined.

Then add 2 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla, whisk until combined.

I used my KitchenAid whisk attachment but I’m sure a hand whisk would work fine.

Pour batter in greased Pyrex dish and bake 30-35 minutes.

Test with toothpick until it comes out clean.


When the cake is nearly done, start on the glaze.

In saucepan over medium heat, stir often until boiling:

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup unsweetened Ghiradelli cocoa powder

1/2 cup Coca-Cola

1/8 tsp cinnamon

Remove from heat and add 4 cups powdered sugar and stir until combined.

Once cake is done, immediately pour glaze over warm cake and let sit for an hour or so.


I can still taste it.

Probably because I just had a piece for breakfast.  Or two.

I blame the fumes.


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9 Responses to “Pintertest Kitchen 17: Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake”

  1. kim says:

    i vouch for this cake.
    i vouch for this cake on your couch.

    also. why did i not take a piece home.
    for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    that picture is making me hungry.

  2. this looks much yummier than my breakfast.

    are you getting new wood floors?! i got new “wet concrete” painted floors. not as fancy, but paint fumes should award me a slice of cake too!

    miss you.

  3. Susan says:

    Yum! I think I need this in my life! Linking up tomorrow…

  4. Jamie says:

    Someone put a cake that looks a lot like this in the breakroom yesterday and I probably at 1/4 of the dang thing…and now I want to eat all of this scrumptious looking delight! It seems slightly difficult though? Maybe I’m just a super big wimp when it comes to baking. Can you buy this ghiardelli powder at Safeway?

  5. Becky says:

    That cake looks yummy. I believe in buttermilk, so that alone makes me think it’s delicious :)

  6. hannah says:

    this is a cake i need in my life.
    also needed, more you.

    happy weekend, hoping to join this party before the link closes;) xo

  7. Becky says:

    Chocolate cake for breakfast? Sign me up. Looks SO good! Hugs to you, friend.

  8. Ellen says:

    Looks so good! Hope it makes another Hope appearance!!
    Thanks for the Linky party Jess, always so fun!!

  9. kara murano says:

    please bring me this asap. miss your face.

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